Movie Review (counter) - The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader (2010)
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For those of you not up to speed with the series, the Pevensie children originally travelled to the land of Narnia through a magical Wardrobe that served as a portal between the two worlds. There they became instrumental to ridding the land of the White Witch, joining forces with the lion Aslan, who serves as Narnia’s caretaker or another manifestation of God, if you really want to get into the allegory.
This time around, the Pevensie children are split up, with the older two beginning their real adult lives while the two youngest remain in foster care in the backdrop of World War 2. Edmund (Skandar Keynes) and Lucy (Georgie Henley) are staying with their sourpuss cousin Eustace Scrubb (Will Poulter, who has some of the best acting scenes in the movie and makes the original Edmund look like a saint). During an argument in their room, an odd painting of a sailing ship on the wall mysteriously comes to life and begins filling their room with sea water. The children surface to find themselves once again in the world of Narnia, which delights the returning veterans but seriously freaks out Eustace. They are met by a now King Caspian (Ben Barnes), surprised to find himself some years older than the children who, to his eyes, have hardly aged a day. Caspian explains that he is on a quest to find the missing seven lords of Narnia, who should have been aiding him in the just rule of Narnia had they not mysteriously vanished. With the exception of Eustace, the children agree to help him in his quest. In the course of their journeys, they have a number of fantastical adventures that get them ever closer to their goal of reaching the End of the World and solving the mystery of the missing noble lords.